File NLW MS 15257D. - Letters to Sir Richard Colt Hoare

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NLW MS 15257D.


Letters to Sir Richard Colt Hoare


  • 1804-1806 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

49 ff. ; 325 x 205 mm. and less.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr H. de S. Shortt, curator, Salisbury, South Wiltshire & Blackmore Museum; Salisbury; Donation; December 1950

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Scope and content

Nineteen letters, 1804-1806, to Sir Richard Colt Hoare, mostly concerning antiquities in Brecknockshire and elsewhere in Wales, as well as Shropshire and Cheshire, and mostly relating to Hoare's research for his Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales, A.D. 1188, by Giraldus de Barri …, 2 vols (London, 1806) (ff. 1-34).
The correspondents include Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain), 1 November 1804 (ff. 1-2), R[ichard] Fenton, 1805 (ff. 3-11), Theophilus Jones, [?1805] (ff. 16-17), William Owen [Pughe], 1805-1806 (ff. 18-23), and [the Rev.] Henry [Thomas] Payne, 1804-1805 (ff. 24-34). The letters also include a sketch map of possible Roman remains near Llanymynech, Montgomeryshire (f. 2); a transcript of a Latin document of 1295/6 relating to Shrawardine Castle (f. 15); and translations into English by William Owen [Pughe] of part of an ode and englynion by Cynddelw (f. 19 verso, 20-21). Also included are further notes by William Owen [Pughe] on Bardic lore and Cynddelw (ff. 35-47) and by Henry Thomas Payne on Giraldus Cambrensis (ff. 48-49).

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Arranged alphabetically by correspondent at NLW.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

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English, Latin, Welsh.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 15257D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

December 2007 and May 2014.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones

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